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Democrats invoke a post-Trump America in first half of debate derby

Democrats invoke a post-Trump America in first half of debate derby

It’s halftime in the first big clash of a new season of presidential politics. Ten Democratic hopefuls took the stage on Wednesday night, invoking a vision of a more diverse and economically balanced America after an era of name-calling and nationalist conservatism under President Donald Trump. The rest of the party’s crowded 2020 field will…MORE

Lawyers ask judge to hold Trump administration in contempt over border conditions

Lawyers ask judge to hold Trump administration in contempt over border conditions

A group of lawyers on Wednesday night asked a federal judge to hold the Trump administration in contempt and to order immediate improvements to conditions at Customs and Border Protection facilities where children are being held. The filing specifically cites facilities in the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso, Texas. The lawyers are part of…MORE

8 takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate’s first night

8 takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate’s first night

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was the top-polling Democratic presidential candidate onstage Wednesday night, and the early moments of the party’s first 2020 debate showed why. Warren was asked four other questions before most of the nine other contenders had been asked two. Her platform set the pace for the night, with other candidates embracing…MORE

Mitch McConnell, the Grim Reaper, haunts Democrats’ debate

Mitch McConnell, the Grim Reaper, haunts Democrats’ debate

He’s the Grim Reaper hanging over Democrats. And his silent presence haunts their dreams for a bigger, more generous government. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell played an arguably larger role as Democrats’ villain during their first 2020 presidential primary debate than President Donald Trump did. And that’s saying something. Google Trends tweeted after the debate…MORE

Trump faces trade war negotiations during consequential G20 meetings

Trump faces trade war negotiations during consequential G20 meetings

Trade wars — and the prospect of actual war — will dominate President Donald Trump’s agenda when he touches down here in Osaka, Japan, Thursday for a highly consequential meeting of world leaders. It’s a sign of Trump’s continued capacity to mold the world agenda that this year’s G20 summit represents a confluence of global…MORE

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